Curriculum Intent – P.E.
At Glynwood, P.E. is an integral and fun part of the curriculum. We strive to plan broad and balanced lessons which cover many areas of activity. We support children with individual needs to aid development and progression of skills. By Year 6 we try to consolidate and extend the skills learnt in preparation for the children’s transition to Secondary School.
We believe that the subject inspires all children to become confident in their sporting abilities and increases their fitness levels as well as making the children aware of how to sustain a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Our children should be physically active every day, whether through Daily Physical Activity, P.E. lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. We encourage our children, from Early Years to Year 6, to enjoy taking part in all areas of activity hopefully resulting in a lifelong love for sport in and outside of school.
Our staff and specialist coaches proudly work towards embedding our school ‘RESPECT’ core values; including, resilience, excellence, price and teamwork into the planning, preparation and delivery of all P.E. lessons to the children of Glynwood Primary School. We are fortunate to have several members of staff who are highly qualified in different areas of the P.E curriculum including dance, football, rugby, gymnastics, dodgeball and tennis. This again ensures the children receive the best possible coaching and teaching opportunities.
Sport Premium is an allocation of funding to schools that must directly be used to improve the quality of sport and P.E. offered to children. The funding is expected to enhance a schools provision by developing or adding to P.E or sport activities, which schools already offer, as well as making improvements to help benefit pupils joining the school in future years. The premium enables a positive impact on progression and attainment in P.E lessons by all children. This year we received a double allocation from the previous year of £18957.
How we have used the funding
We have again used our funding to promote sport and enhance sporting provision for the children at Glynwood by continuing to invest in the ‘Platinum’ level SLA from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). This allows the school to access more online resources, coaching and training opportunities, as well as a fantastic range of competitions and cluster events throughout the borough.
During the course of the 2019/20 academic year we plan to use funding in several ways including: investing in delivering high quality coaching through Newcastle Eagles and Newcastle United football foundation, which provides a legacy for the school after the expert coaches leave, CPD for teaching staff to learn new skills and sports in order to help deliver a high quality P.E curriculum, raising the profile of young sports leaders within school and replenishing sports equipment and new storage facilities.
During this year the year 3 and 4 pupils have continued to have their weekly lessons at Birtley Baths. The year 6 pupils underwent their assessments for 25m, range of strokes and water safety in July. All 56 pupils were successful in their water safety activities, whilst 28 out of 56 could swim at least 3 strokes in the medium sized pool.
Both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have entered and attended a range of sporting competitions and tournaments throughout the year. The children have built confidence and shown a competitive spirit by taking part in the scheduled competitions. Through the increase of sport participation, the children are also showing fantastic sportsmanship at the event they attend. The Key Stage 2 children have a better understanding of the importance of personal competition as well as team competition. At our sports assembly at the end of the school year, over 100 pupils received a medal for representing the school in an external sporting competition.
Events attended include:
- KS1 and KS2 Indoor Athletics
- KS1 Multi-skills
- KS1 Football Tournament
- Year 5/6 Football League
- Netball league
- Hoops4Health (basketball)
- Change4Life Festival
- Indoor athletics
- Glynwood Games
- Tag Rugby
- Dance Festival
- Gymnastics, Trampoline and Cheerleading Festival
- Athletics Festival
- Glynwood Games (Athletics)
As well as attending sports events, we can also add that we have experienced lots of success throughout the year. This includes being winners of the Year 5 /6 basketball cluster event as well as overall Gateshead champions and also the winners of the Year 5 hoops for health Gateshead basketball tournament. The school were also successful during the Glynwood Games competition with the year 3, 5 and year 6 team of boys and girls finishing first. The girls football team came runners up in the Gateshead football tournament and the year 5 tag rugby team were also runners up in their tournament. The hockey team represented the cluster at the Gateshead finals.
Pupil engagement and fitness
A target throughout the year is to ensure that all of the children at Glynwood improved their fitness levels. We are using some of the funding to train up lunchtime and breakfast club staff to run sporty games and activities with specifically targeted pupils who normally show little interest in activity/sport. Staff also run several different sports clubs including netball, basketball, football, fencing, gymnastics and dance to name a few. Newcastle United foundation also run lunchtime clubs to promote health and fitness. We intend to revamp the “Daily mile” and use sports leaders to take on a buddy system to support other pupils.
The school has also invested in schemes of work, which provide staff with lesson ideas.
Staff are always encourage to take up L.A P.E training opportunities whenever possible and this often results in them running a club if they do so. Some staff work alongside colleagues to team teach and learn from expertise within the school. We are fortunate to have qualified dance, gymnastic, swimming and football coaches on teaching staff to assist others with their expertise. as part of signing up to the NUFC foundation programme, staff will be further trained in areas of the curriculum they feel needs developing this year.
NUFC Coaching – we will build on the successful partnership created with NUFC during 2019/20 and aim to continue to deliver high quality coaching for all pupils throughout the school. In addition, there will be a lunchtime school club as part of the coaching package, which we intend to use to target less sporty or engaged pupils. Staff, as previously mentioned, are going to take a more proactive role in planning and running these sessions under the guidance of the coaches.
Newcastle Eagles – Year 5 and Year 6 will once again receive the Hoops for Health programme, but in addition the coaching will be rolled out to all the year groups in key stage 1 and 2
Many of our staff run after school clubs in addition to the external coaches brought into school. Football, netball, basketball, gymnastics, athletics dance and cheerleading were just some of the adult run clubs attended by pupils last year.